Monday, December 22, 2008

CD Review: Repeater

1. Turnover - Grade: 9.7
2. Repeater - Grade: 9.4
3. Brendan # One - Grade: 9.0
4. Merchandise - Grade: 9.6
5. Blueprint - Grade: 9.3
6. Sieve-Fisted Find - Grade: 8.4
7. Greed - Grade: 8.5
8. Two Beats Off - Grade: 9.0
9. Styrofoam - Grade: 9.1
10. Reprovisional - Grade: 9.0
11. Shut the Door - Grade: 9.5
12. Song Number One - Grade: 9.2
13. Joe Number One - Grade: 8.8
14. Break-In - Grade: 8.9

Total Grade: 9.1 - Excellent

Comments: This definitely goes down as one of the greatest albums of all time. I hear so many different influences and sounds within this album. I hear heart-pounding punk, noise and dissonance. Even though I'm not too fond of some of the heavier punk tunes (just preference), I still owe a lot of respect to the simplistic songwriting embodied within these tracks. Take "Greed" for example. "YOU WANTED EVERYTHING. YOU NEEDED EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING IS...GREED. That doesn't seem like a lot, but it gets the point across. By the way, we are all bigots so filled with hatred. We release our poisons like Styrofoam. Just sayin'. This album makes me want to sit down, learn how to play the guitar correctly, blast my shitty amp to the highest possible volume, and just jam. Many of the songs suffer from weird phenomena that I like to call "Repeater Syndromes." It's not a bad syndrome or anything, it's just that a lot of the songs have hooks similar to ones in the song "Repeater." Chris was on the money when he said "Merchandise" was a great song. I do prefer "Turnover" just a tad bit more. It reminds me of Sonic Youth. Overall, I highly recommend this album to any fan of heavy music. Thanks to Chris for giving me an amazing disc!


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